Hey, how’s that for a mouthful.
I couldn’t decide exactly what I wanted to write about this morning so I’m going for a little of everything.
I apologize in advance for my lengthy post.
Don’t think you can crash a block party and not have people notice that you don’t live on their street.
We got called out pretty quickly on this one. Luckily it wasn’t before we hit up the kettle corn. Technically we were invited by STUFT Daddy’s sister’s husband’s dad. Maybe it would’ve made a difference if I showered first. Hmm…
You better Belize (check the shirt) we still tried to fit in, but made our escape before too many people started talking.
Don’t cut up a habanero pepper immediately before taking a shower and washing your face.
No picture, but I can tell you it was very painful and pretty much ruined my Saturday night.
Don’t underestimate the time and energy it takes to potty train twins. The majority of my weekend was been multiple trips to the bathroom (not for me) and pulling pants off, waiting by the potty, doing a little cheer and then putting pants back on. At what age do they just stand and do it all on their own?
Also, don’t leave home without bringing the travel potty in case of emergencies. (It was in my backpack at the above block party).
Don’t think that after Kitty escapes outside and gets a taste of freedom that he doesn’t wait by the window just waiting for his next opportunity.
Yes, it was traumatic for all of us, but he survived 2 hours outside without a sunburn. Phew.
Don’t let you blog get so unorganized that you don’t know where to start to update all the recipes, the about page, the workouts, etc. I’ve got my work cut out for me, but hopefully I can get to a little cleaning up and blog organizing this week.
Don’t try to tape a workout video with the entire family watching and very short shorts. Not pictured, but I taped a quick workout video last night with The Ultimate Sandbag and not only did I get head butted in the crotch multiple times, but my Handful bra pads pretty much fell out of my shirt. And my choice of moves were not well thought out in regards to the shorts I was wearing.
The video is actually quite entertaining though so I’m thinking about posting it anyway. You won’t judge will you?
Don’t assume your kitchen helpers will get along.
Don’t decide to make these green gobblin’ muffins in the middle of a hot summer day. They are good friends, but baking in the summer heat is not my cup of tea.
We added some broccoli slaw to the mix this time too and they came out great.
Don’t think you’re idea to have a picnic inside is brilliant until you can successfully do it without creating a huge mess.
We had an inside picnic yesterday complete with grilled cheese and hummus sandwiches
Don’t forget to invite the coolest Muppet ever to the picnic.
Do try to fit in a workout when you can. Yesterday didn’t go as planned, but I had a little time to try to fit in a workout at the gym and was lucky enough to watch a little Food Network.
Do realize that exercise can also be productive. I fit in a little cleaning cardio with the help of a homemade version of my favorite Starbucks drink and the Swiffer. I’m including that as part of my workout yesterday.
Do try these new greens from Trader Joe’s.
The flavor combination gave it the perfect little kick.
Do make this ice cream dream protein frosting as soon as possible and put it on anything and everything.
(Pictured here on pumpkin protein dough.)
Do make this new version of low calorie ice cream using this Almond Coconut Almond Breeze to change things up a bit.
Almond Coconut Low Calorie Ice Cream
(makes two servings)
2 cups nondairy milk (I used almond coconut)
2-3 no calorie sweetener packets (I used stevia)
1 tablespoon sugar free maple syrup
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
Combine ingredients and freeze in ice cube trays.
Use a blender to make “ice cream” with the frozen cubes. A Vitamix blender works the best. In fact, it might be worth buying juts so you can make ice cream like this. Ha.
Directions and a “how to” of the whole ice cream process can be found here.
It’s a little more like ice milk, but it’s still delicious.
It went perfectly with my last two Vitatops (I found these two apple crumb ones in the back of the freezer).
Do have not just one, but two Vitatops on the weekends.
Do try one of these two ingredient “frosting” versions as soon as possible also.
Healthy Coconut Maple Frosting
1 tablespoon coconut flour
2-3 tablespoons sugar free maple syrup
Two Ingredient Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Frosting
2-3 tablespoons cocoa powder (I always use my favorite cocoa powder)
2 tablespoons sugar free syrup of choice
(can use more sugar free syrup for desired consistency)
I also like to change up the flavor choices since I have a few sugar free syrups to choose from and all.
I’ve been doing this daily and freezing it. Last night during my “office hours” both of these frostings made their way on a low fat Nutri-grain waffle along with and a scoop of Better n’ Peanut Butter.
Enough advice for a Monday morning, yes?
Have a wonderful day! Hope you have a great start to your week!
Let’s “potty” party!